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Beaumont Wayne to reopen May 5 after closing suddenly amid the pandemic

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Posted at 10:26 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 22:26:56-04

(WXYZ) — Beaumont Hospital in Wayne is set to reopen Tuesday, May 5, officials say. The hospital will start by reopening in phases, with phase one offering service to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

The facility closed suddenly in April, causing controversy over why Beaumont would close a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time Beaumont said the hospital was in "pause" mode and would be kept in reserve in case it was needed to treat coronavirus patients.

The reopening will officially start at 8 a.m.

“We are thrilled to begin re-opening the Wayne campus in phases as we carefully prepare for another potential COVID-19 surge," Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said. "We have always said that we remain committed to the Wayne community and we are eager to begin providing care at our campus again.”

Phase one services, along with staff include:

  • The Emergency Center

Note: Beaumont, Wayne’s Level III Trauma Center will not be open; Beaumont is working to reopen trauma services in a later phase

  • Obstetrical services that were offered pre-COVID-19
  • Observation/Inpatient medical surgical beds and support services (pharmacy, laboratory, food services and environmental services)

The health system adds that some outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, including the infusion center, will be offered, in compliance with Executive Orders, to meet the time sensitive needs of patients.
With phase II, more inpatient and critical care capacity will be added.

Until Phase II happens, patients at Wayne Beaumont who might need critical care, will be transferred to another Beaumont facility.

As additional services come online and are approved by regulators, Beaumont will notify the community, a press release states.